Saturday, February 23, 2008

Happy Birthday TAFT!

Taft turned 3 today! Unfortunately, he wasn't feeling his best earlier on during his party. He's had an earache off and on the last couple of days. So, he hasn't been his silly high energy self. I finally captured this smile from him right before bed this evening, he got a second wind after dinner. It was a pretty low key day, just Mom and Dad and siblings for the party. We had planned to go to the fire station, but as Taft conked out right after opening presents and eating 2 bites of cake we decided to save that excursion for another day. We love Taft and all his silliness, always keeps us smiling at his antics, and wish him a very happy 3rd Birthday!

Taft just stayed on the couch to open his presents. He got some more track for his train, a little people fire engine, a T-ball set, and a mini trampoline( Mom and Dad hope he'll use that to bounce on instead of the furniture).

It was cute to watch Taft with his new toys. He really liked them and wanted to play, but found it hard to gather up the energy.

He's been telling me for weeks he wants orange cupcakes with cars. So I created this little treat tree for him using 'Cars' stickers on toothpicks. He managed to eat the top frosted part off of his before. . .

Out like a light! Taft crashed out on the bed in the guest room with his bunny and new trains. (We'd just moved that bed downstairs that morning, I hadn't even put sheets on it yet--Taft didn't mind)

After a very long nap Taft headed outside with Elaine to try out his new T-ball set. They had fun taking turns whacking at the ball. It was great to see Taft finally enjoying himself on his birthday.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Random Facts about Me

Jennifer tagged me so I need to share 7 random facts about myself. I get embarassed sharing about myself, so I'll do this quick before I post about Taft's Birthday tomorrow and maybe it'll get looked over on the page :) Here are the rules. #1 Link to the person that tagged you. #2 Post the rules on your blog.#3 Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.#4 Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.# 5 Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.

1. I absolutely love strawberries! Put them in a milkshake--Yum.
2. I've skiied and or snowboarded in California, Canada, and Utah, Utah was the best snow and I'd know since I spend so much time sitting/falling in it.
3. Enjoy some type of excercise daily, in fact I get cranky if I skip too many days.
4. Smashing Pumpkins is the only concert I've ever been to--crazy!
5. I hate to do dishes, much rather clean bathrooms.
6. Claustrophobic--the idea of a cruise freaks me out.
7. Hope to travel to Europe someday and see all the big sights and taste the cuisine.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just thought I'd post a picture of my sweet valentines! We aren't doing anything too big this year for Valentine's Day as Dallin, Kirt and I have been sick. That is why I am blogging at 2 am-yikes! I have a terrible sore throat(not strep, luckily) and have only eaten a smoothie and 2 bowls of soup in the past 2 days. And I can't sleep. I think I'm getting over the worst of it, though. We were going to order in Chinese food. As 10 years ago, the V-day before we got engaged, Kirt set up a nice table and ambience and picked up chinese food. We thought it'd be a fun little anniversary of that day. But, no we have to go and get sick, so it doesn't sound good right now. I was so looking forward to some shrimp, I've weaned Brigs and can eat it again--another day, I guess. Dallin and Elaine are excited to give out their little Valentine cards at school and have a party with their class. Dallin was funny on his cards, he didn' t want to write all the classroom kids names on them, so on each one he put,To: you. So, Happy Valentine's Day To You!!!
Any Valentine's Day traditions?
What are you doing to spread the love this special day?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tennis anyone?

I haven't had a chance to blog lately. I just pulled the pictures off the camera and realized I haven't taken any since Brig's birthday. Oh where does the time go. Well, Saturday was just gorgeous and I was dying to play some tennis. Unfortunately, Kirt had scouting in the morning, Elaine got sick in the afternoon, and we were having furniture delivered early evening, there went that day-ugh. With four kids and no family around if we want to do anything we usally take them all with us as babysitting gets expensive. If Kirt and I are both home were not allowed to run an errand typically without taking at least one little monkey with us. Anyways, I digress. For my local blog reading friends I would love to get a group together to play some tennis occasionally. Either a weekday night around 6:30-7:30pm-ish(Freestone has lights) or Saturday morning around 7:00 or 8:00am-ish(Fincher Farm courts). We only have a few months before we'd have to be up at 5am to beat the heat-yuk. So let me know if you'd like to get together and when works best--no experience necessary--I'm so rusty myself :) [This picture is Dallin at tennis lessons in Utah 2 summers ago-fun!]